The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is an umbrella and representative organisation which, through a collaborative approach, supports and contributes to the development and strategic direction of palliative care in Scotland.
Our objective is to promote equitable access throughout Scotland to high quality palliative care for all patients and families on the basis of need not diagnosis. With our member organisations, we contribute to national thinking and policy in relation to palliative care and promote improvements in service delivery at local level.
This website will tell you more about palliative care and palliative care services in Scotland, as well as about the activities and publications of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. We hope you find it useful.
New CPR guidance published
The British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing and the Resuscitation Council (UK) have issued new joint guidance on making decisions about when to attempt cardio pulmonary resuscitation (trying to restart someone’s heart/breathing).
Scottish Parliament debates respite and transitions
On Wednesday 8th October, MSPs in the Scottish Parliament will debate the 'Absence of Suitable Hospice and Respite Facilities for Young Disabled Adults'. In his latest blog, Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, reflects on some of the issues involved.
The 2014 Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference, Choices and Decisions Towards the End of Life took place on 17th September and attracted 250 delegates.